Traditional Advent Calendar How-To
Hang this vertically with gift 24 at the top. Snip one from the bottom each day.
Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2011
24 small gifts
Twine or thin ribbon
Rubber stamps or pen
Wrap each gift. Tie each with twine, leaving several inches of twine at the top. Stamp or write numbers on tags, and tie them to the gifts.
Arrange the gifts in order from 1 to 24. Tie the loose twine on gift 1 to the twine on the bottom of gift 2. Continue, joining all 24. Hang the chain.